KNUTSFORD Photographic Society members have been treated to another thrilling competition.

With only one round left of the open competition season, front runners in both the PDI and print categories are starting to emerge.

Technically strong photography with powerful imagery presented the L&CPU judge Nick Berentzen with quite a challenge.

Overall almost 80 images were commented on by Nick, who made the journey to Knutsford despite feeling very much under the weather.

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Perch Rock Lighthouse

Gordon Spruce completed the double by taking the PDI section with Digging Deep, and the print section with a close-up of the UK slalom champion, Mallory Franklin.

Roger Hume came second in the PDI section with Storm Clearing over the Alta.

Bill McCaig took third place with a very moody monochrome image, Steam, Smoke and Soot.

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Steam, Smoke and Soot

John Cridland took fourth place with an image taken at the Cheshire Polo Club, Good Strike, and Stuart Webster was fifth with Tuscany Sunrise.

Following Gordon in the print competition was Bill McCaig, with a super monochrome shot of Perch Rock Lighthouse.

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Tuscany Sunrise

In third place was Nigel Wells with another stunning sports image, Red Gate Turn.

Fourth place in the print section was a very strong study of a street seller in Chan May taken by John Cridland.

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Street seller Chan May

The final placing went to Gordon Spruce with a striking portrait of Jessica taken at the Oulton Park Racing Circuit in Cheshire.

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All of the placed images can be seen on the KPS website at

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